Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Sun, May 24

COVID-19 Stories

FEATURED COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Stories

Tease photo

On Memorial Day, the Prescott National Cemetery’s annual wreath-laying ceremony will be performed — but without an audience.

By Nanci Hutson May 23, 2020
Tease photo

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported Saturday, May 23, 431 additional COVID-19 cases and 24 additional deaths statewide, increasing the Arizona totals in the coronavirus outbreak to 16,039 cases and 799 deaths.

By Staff and wire reports May 23, 2020
Tease photo
Rash of overdoses hits Yavapai County with 10 deaths since October
Stress from the COVID-19 pandemic a factor, police said

Authorities in Yavapai County are dealing with a rash of drug overdoses with many ending in death, some related to stress from the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Daily Courier May 22, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County has 283 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus), up four overnight, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) press release Friday morning, May 22.

By The Daily Courier May 22, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County has 279 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus), up seven overnight, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) press release Thursday morning, May 21.

By The Daily Courier May 21, 2020
Tease photo

After closing its facilities March 17 due to Gov. Doug Ducey’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Prescott YMCA will begin to open in phases, according to a release Tuesday afternoon.

By The Daily Courier May 20, 2020
Tease photo

Arizona paid $519 million in jobless benefit payments last week as the Department of Economic Security caught up with weeks of overdue benefits for thousands of applicants who are unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press May 20, 2020
Tease photo
Video: Arizona governor not ready to further relax social distance
Gov. Ducey provides updates on COVID-19 in Arizona, May 20

Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday people in Arizona are acting responsibly since he loosened restrictions on businesses, but he's not ready yet to open new sectors of the economy.

May 20, 2020
Tease photo

Starting Wednesday, YCCHS began sharing a new location report that breaks out the number of confirmed cases at Mingus Mountain Academy, an all-girls residential treatment center in Prescott valley for at-risk teens and the site of the largest COVID-19 cluster in the county.

By The Daily Courier May 20, 2020
Tease photo
Movie theaters can open now, but most are waiting including Harkins and Prescott Picture Show
Picture Show plans to reopen when it’s safe to have at least 50% auditorium capacity

As of May 16, you could legally go catch a flick at your local movie theater. Gov. Doug Ducey said it’s now OK. But don’t pack the kids in the car just yet.

Tease photo
Chino Valley town council reviews reopening of businesses
Public Library reopened May 18 with social distancing guidelines

In its meeting on Tuesday, May 12, the Chino Valley Town Council went over how the town will go about the reopening of some businesses after Gov. Doug Ducey said his stay-at-home order will expire on May 15.

By Aaron Valdez May 19, 2020
Tease photo

Navajo Nation officials report 69 additional cases of COVID-19 with two more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.

By Associated Press May 19, 2020
Tease photo

Another senior citizen in the quad-city area has died from COVID-19, bringing the fatalities in Yavapai County to six, according to health officials.

By The Daily Courier May 19, 2020
Tease photo

Gov. Doug Ducey is telling business owners that their ability to remain open -- and the future of the Arizona economy -- is going to depend on how well they follow the voluntary protocols designed to prevent another outbreak of COVID-19.

Tease photo

Republican lawmakers are moving to make it harder for someone who contracts COVID-19 to sue the business where they believe they were infected or a company that made a device that did not provide the promised protection from the virus.

Tease photo

Arizona Department of Housing data shows more than 10,000 renters have submitted applications seeking help from a program designed to help people hurt economically by the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press May 18, 2020
Tease photo

Barbers, nail salons and gyms were among the list of businesses that were allowed to reopen in Arizona on May 13 with increased safety restrictions in place.

By Jesse Bertel May 18, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County has 266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) press release Monday morning, May 18.

By The Daily Courier May 18, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County has 260 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) press release Saturday morning, May 16.

By The Daily Courier May 16, 2020
Tease photo

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the storied but troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate.

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer May 15, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County has 254 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus), up eight overnight, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) press release Friday morning, May 15.

By The Daily Courier May 15, 2020
Tease photo
84 students, 20 staff test positive at Mingus Mountain Academy
Coronavirus outbreak escalates at all-girls treatment center in Prescott Valley

Driving the three-mile dusty dirt road near Mingus Mountain, you would never suspect you are nearing Yavapai County’s only coronarvirus hot zone.

By Vyto Starinskas, for the Courier May 14, 2020
Tease photo

From the freshly cleaned chairs in the City Council chambers to the sneeze guards separating Community Development staffers from the public, Prescott City Hall has a noticeably different air this week.

By Cindy Barks May 14, 2020
Tease photo

When Prescott’s tourism advisory group last met in February 2020, local hotels were in the midst of an upswing of nearly 6% growth.

By Cindy Barks May 14, 2020
Tease photo

Another senior citizen in the quad-city area has died from COVID-19, bringing the fatalities in Yavapai County to five, according to health officials.

May 14, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County’s annual Memorial Day observance will not take place this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Daily Courier May 14, 2020
Tease photo

One juvenile at the Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 during a precautionary test for all juveniles being held at the Prescott facility.

May 13, 2020
Tease photo

Area restaurants are reopening their dining rooms after nearly two months of forced closures, and the Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (CAFMA) fire marshal is reminding everyone that COVID-19 is not the only danger to avoid.

By Richard Haddad May 13, 2020
Tease photo

Yavapai County has tested 6,140 residents with 230 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up nine overnight, according to a Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) press release Wednesday morning, May 13.

By The Daily Courier May 13, 2020
Tease photo

Come midnight Friday night, Arizonans will no longer be living under a stay-at-home order. Ducey also announced that pools, spas gyms and fitness centers both public and in hotels and apartments, will also be allowed to open immediately

Prev

Event Calendar
Event Calendar link
Submit Event